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$QNT is trending and for good reason! At the recent Financial Times Digital Assets Summit, the #BankOfEngland's director for central bank digital currency, Tom Mutton, and @quant_network's CEO @gverdian shared their views on a #DigitalPound. Here's a summary of the event. 👇 Image
The panel session, titled "Central Banking in the Age of Decentralisation", was moderated by Joy Macknight from The Banker. The discussion revolved around the UK's central bank's objectives and progress with a digital currency.
Tom Mutton clarified that the Bank sees a digital pound as the equivalent of cash today. Gilbert Verdian, CEO of Quant, shared his views that CBDCs are a natural evolution of money and will unlock a wealth of benefits for consumers and businesses.
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#BREAKING The UK government's 30-year bond yield has returned above 5% Image
#UPDATE The #BankofEngland confirmed it would end emergency markets intervention on Friday. Its exceptional purchasing of long-dated UK government bonds began at the end of September to quell market turmoil triggered by a debt-fuelled budget under administration of PM Liz Truss. Image
The #BankofEngland on Wednesday insisted it would end emergency buying of UK bonds by the weekend but sent markets into further frenzy as economic uncertainty grips Britain.
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Thoughts on the #BankofEngland intervention… 🧵

The Bank will carry out *temporary* purchases of long-dated UK government bonds from 28 Sep to 14 Oct to stabilise the market.

The purchases ‘will be carried out on whatever scale is necessary’, but are *strictly time-limited*…
At the same time, the #MPC is pausing the start of active #QT (i.e. selling bonds bought under #QE) until 31 Oct.

This might be reviewed depending on economic and market conditions, but the annual target of £80bn of sales is unchanged, so this is a delay rather than a U-turn...
In my view, this is a sensible and proportionate response.

Of course, it would be better if this hadn’t been necessary, but the aim was to lower gilt yields and the intervention has worked: 30-year yields have fallen by one full percentage point (!) today...
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Really staggering 🇬🇧mini-budget just announced here in London. Ain’t nothing mini about it.

Record-setting borrowing *and* tax cuts. £100 billion price tag. No-tax & spend. Trickle down economics on steroids. Throws fiscal sustainability out the window.

A huge political gamble
The £45 billion in tax cuts just announced, mostly given to the wealthy & businesses, is biggest tax cut since 1972, when Chancellor Barber had his "dash for growth". It's 2% of GDP.

That ended in disaster. It's generally regarded as the most damaging UK budget in modern history
The #Truss & #Kwarteng trickle-down economics policy changes include:

🧐Highest income tax rate (45% for ⬆️150K) abolished
🍾Scrapping cap on bankers bonuses
🏨Scrapping planned increase in corporation tax
🏘️Cutting stamp duty
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Don't blame #Putin or #Covid for your sky-high grocery bill. Blame the elites who collude with the biggest scam in history, involving #CentralBanks and their friends in finance, under the cover of the pandemic
A thread on #QuantitativeSleazing ...… Image
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, #CentralBanks in the West began pouring trillions into the coffers of large corporations, making their #stockmarket friends rich while making us poorer through high #inflation
#QuantitativeSleazing… Image
#CentralBanks should not favour one business over another by giving them easy loans. Helping large & dirty corporations outcompete smaller firms is anti-business, anti-markets, anti-democratic & anti-sustainability. Such #QuantitativeSleazing makes mockery of green promises Image
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Thanks to @GeoffCutmore, @cnbcKaren & the #SquawkBox team for having me on this morning's show.

We discussed #bonds & #centralbanks, touched on #supplychains & talked of #Growth's vulnerability, #commodities' appeal.

Slide deck follows:-

Is your box still backed up in port? How much does the onward haulage cost? What happens to #freight rates after #LNY/#Beijing2022?
The bet is that #energy cannot *possibly* rise as far and fast this year as last, but what about all the other inputs? To what extent are these and other costs yet to be passed on?


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Thanks to @steve_sedgwick & @cnbcKaren for having me on #CNBC #SquawkBox this AM.

What did we discuss? Well, #inflation of course!

I prepared some slides for the show which I'm happy to present in this thread.
#macro #Fed #Yellen #JeromePowell #bankofengland #QE
Are people in denial or is the #centralbank money flood just drowning all the signals?
#Commodities, #freight, #carbon - and a whole lot besides - sure do cost a lot more, these days.
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I have been warning for ~4 years that this was the ultimate goal.

Rule One of modern politics is that if #Technology empowers servitude, #surveillance, or social engineering those in power will seek to exploit it.

#bankofengland sees #CBDC as a tool: #socialcredit +#NetZero
You @SteveBakerHW @DesmondSwayne @DavidDavisMP @Mark_J_Harper @SirGrahamBrady @Fox_Claire are valiantly resisting vxxne passes, but are you alert to this, much more overarching, more intimately intrusive horror?
ALL to be watched, weighed, tracked, traced, rationed, restricted?
The shorthand I use is #Sinification: what #XiJinping’s #CCP did in #China yesterday, his proselytes & admirers -like #KlausSchwab- promote today, Big Tech, Pharma & Finance offer to enable tomorrow & YOUR government plans to introduce -on some pretext or other- the day after.
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In preparation for my slot on #SquawkBox yesterday, I sent the guys a few slides as a synopsis of my last, detailed subscriber report for the discussion.

I called it #Pyromania. Feel free to take a look


#macro #bonds #commodities #dollar #inflation #centralbanks #fiscal
Is it possible to overkill an act of overkill? #JeromePowell & #JanetYellen seem set to let us find out.

Not that they're alone in their folly, of course. The #ECB is outodoing them handsomely, while the #bankofengland is breaking records stretching back to its founding, 327 years ago.
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.@bankofengland is right that our strong vaccine rollout is essential for our economic recovery. And we will undoubtedly have a big bounce as things reopen. But let’s remember that is from the very low position of being 10% down. #economy…
This initial bounceback will be driven by those who have been lucky enough to maintain or grow their incomes during Covid as they splash out with their excess savings and make up for lost time. #bankofengland #economy #thread
But vaccines can’t reopen businesses already closed, save jobs already lost, pay off the debts of over-leveraged SMEs, or plug the huge holes in the finances of the unlucky 3.8m excluded from Covid income support for the past 10 months. @ExcludedUK #ExcludedUK #thread
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#Venezuela suing the #bankofengland for the theft of 31 tons of gold.…
Last year: #Italy fears similar theft by the Bank of England, after the seizure of #Venezuela's assets.…
Further to the crimes against #Venezuela: US mercenaries and their families believed their coup attempt was backed by #Trump :…
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A thread on why #ESG +ethical #capitalism is going to define so much of #2020

- from the #CityofLondon + your pension fund, to #COP26
- #ESG + consequential actions, not #divestment, is the weapon in combatting #climatechange 1/…
In October 2019 the #ESG = Environment,Social, and Governance regs, which passed through @HouseofCommons on a x party basis a year earlier, became law: put simply they require investment to take due account of climate risk. More explanation here ⬇️ 2/…
These last 7 days have shown how we are driving forward #ESG: - meetings with 100 pension trustees + asset managers in the city of London, discussions with Mark #Carney / #BankofEngland, the @AmntOrg +@UKSIF ⏩ pressure for the UK to comply with ESG 3/…
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